Officers from the Chicago Police Department were videotaped assaulting an unidentified suspect in the middle of the road. The brutal attempted detainment took place on the 3900 block of West Grenshaw Street and South Pulaski Road in North Lawndale. On June 13, 2016, Videographer for Guardian Liberty Voice, Untrail D. Boyd received notification of a video taken by a bystander of the assault.
The officers involved appear to be plain clothed. One is attempting to detain a person of interest and the other clearly does not want the bystander to be taping the assault taking place. The man under the officer has his pants around his knees and he is clearly struggling against the officer’s full weight on his body. The officer yanked at the man’s hair and kept yelling, “Don’t you bite me!”
After the second officer called for backup he walked over and kicked the man in the head, which appeared to have temporarily disoriented him. The entire time the videographer was being yelled at to put the phone down.
Once the backup officers arrived the officer who kicked the man joined in the dogpile adding his full weight against the person of interest. A third officer ran over to the gathering crowd. The video of the assault stopped shortly thereafter.
According to witnesses, the man was transported from the site by ambulance. The condition of the man is unknown.
Guardian Liberty Voice will provide updates as they become available.
Written by Cathy Milne
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